Life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness in a post-Covid 19 era

In a joint commentary, SMU Assistant Professor of Finance Aurobindo Ghosh and his co-authors contended that policymakers should mitigate loss of life by containing leading indicators like test positivity rate to below 5 per cent or lagging indicators like Reproduction Factor to below one, and thereafter minimise psychosocial trauma and cautiously reopen the economy. They investigated the implementation hurdles faced by the frontline medical policymakers expediting testing regimens and vaccine development to avert an unfolding catastrophe, and provided a perspective on the impact of social isolation on family dynamics and the human mind.

Source: Business Times